This VW American Style Rear Windshield Seal is compatible with 1965-1970 Beetle Convertibles and 1971-1975 (through VIN 1552012217) Super
Beetle Convertibles. These high quality seals have the groove to accept chrom molding. Our American Style window seals are made in the USA
with a lifetime guarantee and are sure to fit your classic VW perfectly. Chrome trim is sold separately and can be found in related items
Our Expert's Take:
We spent years developing a better seal and have tested hundreds of different length seals to find a balance of an extruded (not molded) seal that fits the glass and doesn't curl up in the corners like so many other suppliers seals do. For this reason some people install our seals and think they are too big. If you simply start at one edge, and stretch the seal in place all the way around, you will end up with a very loose seal. Rubber stretches AND compresses. If you get to the last few inches of glass and have "extra" rubber, work and push the seal BACK on the glass, opposite of the direction you stretched it on. Concentrate on leaving the seal "loose" in the corners and compressed in the flat areas.
Sam Mebane joined the Jbugs team way back in the mid 90's. A Class 11 racing enthusiast, Sam has amassed in-depth knowledge on VW electrical systems and Beetle suspension. He has restored a plethora of VW's including a VW Thing, Squareback, several Beetles, and (currently) a Super Beetle. Customer service, tech support, product testing & development, and youtube spokesperson, Sam has done it all here at JBugs.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.